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Behavioral Health Court

Internship Opportunities


835 Castro St.
Martinez, CA 94553

Placement Openings

We have three openings for internship. PhD/PsyD advanced level pre or postgraduate student preferred. Experienced MFT student possible.

  • Required days: Monday 8:30-4:30, Tues 8:30-10:30, Wed 8:30-4:30, Thursday 8:30-1:00 And Fri 8:30-4:30
  • 25 to 30 hours per week minimum commitment
  • 40 hrs. Preferred
  • Placement begins Fall 2015
  • Placement experience includes opportunities for individual therapy, group therapy co-facilitation, comprehensive weekly clinical case conference, pre-court conference, treatment court, treatment planning, crisis intervention, forensic training and experience, detention access or interviewing inmates, assessment, coordination with psychiatrists, other treatment providers and visits to a variety of county and private providers.

Program Description

The Behavioral Health Court (BHC) is a program for chronically mentally ill individuals with co-occuring disorders who have opted in to BHC rather than serve jail or prison time. The BHC has been in operation for going on seven years and has the capacity to serve between 20 and 25 clients. The four phase program is a two year probationary treatment program based on a FACT model designed to treat mental illness, substance addiction and abuse and criminal behaviors and lifestyle. The BHC provides intensive clinical case management, monitoring and supervision. Clients receive coaching in mental illness symptom management, medication management, health management, daily living skills, problem solving, social skills, responsibility and accountability. The BHC assists with family reunification, independent living, development and promotion of individual strengths, skills, purpose in life. BHC is a DBT informed program.

Intern(s) will have the opportunity to participate as a member of the treatment team, assist with community linkage, daily case management. It is a unique opportunity to work with consumer case managers, consumer peer mentors and alumni. Weekly individual supervision, group supervision, and monthly county training is provided.

To Apply

Send cover letter and resume with 3 letters of reference by the following deadlines:
For BAPIC applicants: 2/20/15
For all other applicants: 4/1/15

Martha P. Wilson, Ph.D., Team Leader
Behavioral Health Court
835 Castro St., Martinez, CA 94553
925-646-1155 fax
mwilson@hsd.cccounty.us